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The old logo was fine, mostly because I've always been a huge fan of Omnes, although I never quite understood the meaning of the holding shape but maybe there was none. The new logo answers the question no one asked, "What would the baby of Lineto Circular and FF Cocon look like?" The result is extremely unappealing. I've never figured out why some designers like "n"s and "r"s like these; they are unbalanced and unflattering. Add to that some gratuitous corner-curving in the "E" and some bottom-heavy "t"s and you get one of the worst, taken-itself-too-seriously customized wordmarks all year. I know some will say in the comments "Oh, it's not that bad", which is fine, except that it is. It is that bad.
Thanks to Kasper Nordkvist for the tip.